Oscars to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz'

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January 28th, 2014


via press release:




The Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” a best picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.


“We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this year’s Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron.


“The Wizard of Oz” received six Oscar nominations, winning two for Original Score and Song. Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The telecast, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

  • E

    What is the celebration going to entail? Are any of the cast members still alive?


    I can’t believe this movie was only nominated for six Oscars, though in all fairness, 1939 was a banner year.

    @ E

    The last female munchkin recently passed away at age 95. I think she was the last surving cast member, but I’m not sure.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I just continue to be amazed at how incredible this movie was put together when you consider it was 1939!!!!!!!!!!!! That James Franco BS last year did not even begin to cover what this film did especially when you think of all the computer effects available to them for the 2013 film. What a complete joke that was. The 1939 film is arguably the best film in the history of all film making.

  • steven


    Only one munchkin is left. He was a member of the Lollipop Guild.


    @ steven

    Thanks! The Lollipop Guild Rocks!

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